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spring in one's step



spring in one's step

  1. (idiomatic) enthusiasm, energy or a positive outlook or cheerful attitude.
    After her promotion, she carried out her new position with a spring in her step and a contagious smile.
    • 2011 March 2, Chris Whyatt, “Arsenal 5 - 0 Leyton Orient”, in BBC[1]:
      The hosts initially looked like they lacked a spring in their step, but fears of further agony evaporated in the seventh minute with a goal of typical Arsenal quality.